Chicago Cubs: Five potential trade deadline targets

SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 18: Whit Merrifield #15 of the Kansas City Royals is congratulated by teammate Nicky Lopez #1 after hitting a three-run home run that also scored Lopez and Billy Hamilton #6 during the third inning of a game at T-Mobile Park on June 18, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 18: Whit Merrifield #15 of the Kansas City Royals is congratulated by teammate Nicky Lopez #1 after hitting a three-run home run that also scored Lopez and Billy Hamilton #6 during the third inning of a game at T-Mobile Park on June 18, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images) /
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Because of the lack of depth production, it seems fair to say that the Chicago Cubs could use another bat on the roster that.

Frustration continues to grow as position player depth around the primary core continues to struggle for the Chicago Cubs. This month has not been pretty for Daniel Desaclso (.118/.318/.118), Addison Russell (.167/.229/.238), Carlos Gonzalez (.184/.319/.316) or Albert Almora (.196/.229/.217). It is pretty hard to find consistency when things are not going well for this many bats. It may be time for Theo Epstein to explore some other options.

We are roughly a month away from the trade deadline, and we have a better idea of who is selling and who is buying. Plenty of the selling teams have bats that would fit very well in the Cubs lineup and will probably be explored. This is going to be tough for Epstein as the organization lacks a substantial number of trade assets. It is also hard to imagine the organization wanting to part with Adbert Alzolay at this time. There is also the question of financial constraints.

Some of the ideal trade candidates may cost too steep a price, but they are still worth taking a look at. Here are some bats that would help out the Cubs.

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